Networks are experiencing explosive bandwidth growth, and technology service providers are the first to face its impact. From the access to the core, pressure for increasing capacity is unprecedented, stressing existing infrastructure and CAPEX budgets. Network designers and engineers are left with the complex challenge of conceiving solutions that deliver a lot more for much less, leveraging existing assets to their full capabilities. By offering robust, reliable, and long-lasting platforms combined with an open architecture focused on programmability and automation, Ciena delivers the right tools to adapt to the new requirements of an uncertain future.